Hallelujah is one of those songs that gets covered by many artists. From Bon Jovi to wedding singers, it’s a song that just keeps getting better and better. No matter the way it gets sung, it just stands out.
Karise Eden’s rendition of Hallelujah blew everyone away.
She started out a bit on the softer side. However, by thirty seconds into the song, everyone watching her went crazy. The power in her voice was just phenomenal. It took the worship song to a whole new level.
Karise’s performance wasn’t just about her voice. She was able to show her skills in playing the guitar, too. And as she strummed her beautiful instrument, her talents as an artist became more obvious to the judges and the viewers.
Not everyone who can sing can play the guitar really well. In Karise’s case, her skills on the guitar made her rendition of the song more unique and soulful.
Karise poured her heart out and it added depth to the song. Her soulful version moved everyone.
With her talent and skills as an artist, she was able to win that season of The Voice Australia. During the grand finals, she was able to sing her original song “I Was Your Girl.” And right after she was announced as the winner, she was given the chance to sing her debut single “You Won’t Let Me.”
From there, Karise released several albums and singles. Most of them are able to get into Australia’s top hits and her albums won awards.
Currently, Karise focuses on her passion for rock and roll, blues, and power ballad. For her, these are the genres that allow her to show another side of her personality that’s rarely seen off the camera. So, for her most recent album, she made sure to pour her heart out.
“I’ve always been singing sad soul songs and I thought, just for once, there’s another side of my personality that’s never been shown on camera, my off-screen sass and who I am as a person, and that’s a lot of what poured into this album.”- she shared.
Hallelujah is a song that was originally released in 1984 as part of the Various Positions album by Leonard Cohen. Its popularity increased after it was featured in the 2001 film Shrek. From there, the song has been through different arrangements and was performed in various concerts and recordings.
Other artists that covered the song include John Cale, Jeff Buckley, Pentatonix, Rufus Wainwright, and Alexandra Burke. The piece has also been a common choice for contestants joining singing competitions and talent shows.
As for Karise, she puts her own unique spin on it that the audience and judges fell in love with.
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